It is Obvious

Chris Rick has got altogether too much to say

Margaret Thatcher

Posted by chrisrick13 on April 17, 2013

It is obvious: I can count

I went to see the hearse go past today.

I read in several places of people complaining about the £10m cost of the funeral today.  Margaret Thatcher negotiated a rebate from the EU that in today’s terms has so far put £300,000m into the UK and continues giving to us every year.  Let them take the £10m out of that.

I read in several places of people complaining about the £10m cost of the funeral today.  Margaret Thatcher caused ‘Big Bang’ to happen.  It turned the UK into a major financial centre.  It is a large part of our GDP and contributes large amounts of tax to the government every year.  In todays terms it is worth £600,000m and continues giving to us every year.  Note it was nothing to do with the banks and the credit crunch.

I read in several places of people complaining about the £10m cost of the funeral today.  Margaret Thatcher was instrumental in the downfall of the USSR, the removal of the threat of nuclear destruction and the consequent peace benefit.  Something like £100,000m and it continues giving to us every year.

The £10m cost of the funeral is not the incremental cost.  The police and armed forces are there anyway – fully paid for already.  However the security forces have had a full-scale exercise to sharpen their skills.  The benefit is easily measured by my body-count index and we might well have those bodies alive when they would not otherwise have been.  That cost is incalculable.  But the incremental cost?  Not even £5m.

Even without counting many other factors this country has £1,000,000m which it would not have had were it not for Margaret Thatcher.  Take the £5m out of that.

It is obvious: I can count and I can challenge

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